Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is an advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates exclusively through a single entry point instead of the traditional four or more laparoscopic incisions. Often this incision can be hidden within the belly button so patients are left with no visible scars.

SILS leaves the patient with less scarring, the potential for less post-operative pain, quicker recovery time and reduced risk of wound site infections.

SILS procedures require an experienced surgeon who is highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery. Procedures that can be performed through a SILS approach include gallbladder surgery, colon surgery and hernia surgery.

Not all patients are candidates for this approach. The determination depends on factors including the size of the liver, body mass index (BMI) and previous surgeries. This will be discussed during a patient’s initial consultation. Results can vary and are not guaranteed even for patients determined to be candidates before the surgery.

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